Unite Newsletter - April 2017

Indian Engineer Wins Unite Ideas '#UNGAViz Textual Analysis and Visualization Challenge' to Enliven United Nations Resolutions

The United Nations recently announced that Abdulqadir Rashik has won the Unite Ideas #UNGAViz Textual Analysis and Visualization Challenge.  A software engineer and entrepreneur, Mr. Rashik was awarded the top prize for his submission “Global Policy”, an open-source tool that enables users to search and interactively view General Assembly resolutions to gain a deeper understanding of the voting patterns and decisions made by United Nations Member States. Learn more >>

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Unite Self Service simplifies all types of service requests

Unite Self Service is the fastest and most efficient way for UN staff to submit, track, and escalate service requests. Paperless submissions and an automated workflow resulting in online approvals provide faster delivery and ensure a clear audit trail, thereby enhancing transparency and accountability throughout the process. Recent enhancements to Unite Self Service—found at unite.un.org/ineedservice—have simplified the process of raising requests and make it easier to communicate with the service desk. Learn more >>

Unite Mail hosts Townhall for UNHQ ICT Focal Points

During a recent Townhall, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer Atefeh Riazi discussed the United Nations' migration to Unite Mail and asked ICT focal points for their support in planning and coordinating the migration of their departments at UNHQ.

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Unite Mail is coming. Are you ready?

Get ready. The United Nations Secretariat is migrating to Unite Mail!

Unite Mail—a software suite including Microsoft Outlook and Office 365—is being deployed to the entire global Secretariat this year as part of the information and communication technology (ICT) strategy for the United Nations, which is intended to bring our Organization into alignment with best practices. Learn more >>

Inspecting contingent-owned equipment in the field goes mobile

Inspecting contingent-owed equipment? Now there’s an app for that. The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT)—in close cooperation with the Department of Field Support (DFS)—developed the Electronic Contingent Owned Equipment (eCOE) solution to manage inspections and generate verification reports that are used to process reimbursements to Member States for equipment and services that are in good order. The new Android-based mobile component of eCOE—eCOE Mobile—further streamlines the inspection process, improving the accuracy of verification reports. Learn more >>


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What's new

  • Over 1,000 users were migrated to Unite Mail
  • Unite Docs reached 5,000 users
  • Phase 1 of the Department of Management BI dashboards was released
  • The Electronic Fuel Management System (eFMS-2) was deployed in the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)

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